Download for free the app that alerts you before an earthquake or earthquake occurs

When an earthquake is registered in the city where you live, many people always wait for the reports from the official institutions to know the epicenter and magnitude. But with the advancement of technology, it is already possible to ‘know’ if there will be a telluric movement in a certain area within the reach of our smartphones or cell phones, it doesn’t matter if you have Android or iPhone operating system. Did you know about this application? Well, check it out for yourself. Here are some tips in case of emergency.

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How does it work? The app allows you to know in which area there will be a telluric movement with 2 seconds in advance (even before). Also, the cell phone will send you a certain alert or notification, be it a sound or vibration, so that you can evacuate quickly.

What’s it called? You can locate it in Google Play (Anroid) o iOS Store (iPhone) with the name of MyShake and has been prepared by the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

“A few seconds of warning is all it takes”said Professor Richard Allen of the University of California Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

You will also be able to see the place where the earthquake occurred and the possible damage. (Photo:

“Based on what social scientists have said about earthquakes, if everyone got under a solid table, it could reduce the number of injured in an earthquake by 50%”Allen said.

Now that you know, download the application immediately so that you know where an earthquake or earthquake will occur and what its magnitude is. It is also available for those who have an iPhone in the Apple Store.

My Shake has a lot of positive reviews and scores on Google Play, so it’s safe to download.

Another application that is also recommended is called Earthquake Detector, which can be downloaded from the Google store for free.

This fulfills the same function, to warn you 2 seconds before through a sound or vibration, that there will be an earthquake very close to where you are. This will generate that you are prepared and leave with great care.

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In both cases it is also possible to know where the incident occurred, the magnitude, depth and even the radius of impact.

Remember that the Physical Institute of Peru has also launched an application in which it gives you the details of the epicenter where the telluric movement occurred. The app’s name is Peru earthquakes.

Indeci authorities also suggest in the event of an earthquake, develop a family evacuation plan, verify exit routes and locate internal and external security zones.

On the other hand, NERV is an app that also allows you to know where there will be a tsunami alert. Although it has the name very similar to the company of the anime Evangelion, it is nothing more and nothing less than the Disaster Prevention Application of the Japan Special Agency.


The so-called rescue backpack or emergency backpack must have basic elements to face the first day of a crisis in an emergency after an earthquake.

  • First aid kit.
  • Hygiene items: Antibacterial gel, toilet paper (2 units), hand and face towels (4 units) and wet cloths.
  • Food: Canned food (2 units minimum), packages of water cookies, bottled still water (2 liters) and chocolate bars (2 units).
  • Coat: Polar blankets (2 units), slippers.
  • Money: Coins.

If there are babies or older adults (elderly), specific products such as bottles, baby food, milk cans, diapers, medicines and change clothes should be included.

Other items that a backpack should have are: flashlight, portable radio, whistle (whistle), duplicate keys, photocopy of documents, especially insurance card, batteries, diary with emergency number, multipurpose blade, pens, backpack, masks and lighter.


While the emergency backpack will allow to face the first hours of a crisis, each family must keep a reserve box with the necessary items to cover until the fourth day of an emergency:

  • Food: Bottled water, instant soups, canned food, powdered or evaporated milk, candy, crackers, and chocolate bars.
  • Clothing and hygiene: Sweaters, underwear, socks, fleece blanket, towels, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Other articles: Pot, thermos, glasses, plates, disposable cutlery, newspaper, safety pins, plastic wrap, reserve batteries and plastic for the floor or ceiling.

Pets are also an important part of the family and therefore, in the event of an earthquake in Lima, you should also have a suitcase with food and products that they need for their care. Find out here that it should contain.


The earthquake, called an earthquake, seism or tremor, is a phenomenon of sudden and temporary shaking of the earth’s crust; that is, oscillations that “come” to the surface.

The point of origin of a earthquake it is called hypocenter or focus. The epicenter it is the point on the earth’s surface that is directly over the hypocenter of the telluric movement.

Earthquakes can be shallow (0-70 km), intermediate (70-300 km), or deep (300-700 km).

Peru is considered a country of great seismic activity because it is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. However, there are areas that are more seismic than others, for example, the friction surface of the Nasca and Sudamericana plates and the Rioja-Moyobamba fault.


  • For example, you can make use of the free line of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC). You can send a message or leave a voice message to 119. To do this, dial 119 + 1 + chosen cell phone number.
  • For the Red Cross, a global humanitarian aid service responsible for helping and helping people in the most extreme emergencies, you can contact 115.


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Peru belongs to the “Circle of Fire of the Pacific Ocean”, an area that concentrates 85% of seismic activity in the world.

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